Archive for the ‘Metro Atlanta’ Category

Just Listed :: Charming Ranch in Wakefield Forest

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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Welcome Home! Here you will find the location and value that you’ve been looking for. The open floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to I-85, I-285, and Buford Highway makes this home convenient to and from any direction. Being in this popular area inside of the perimeter also means you can enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots!

Features:

  • Totally renovated and open kitchen features stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, subway tile backsplash, and modern farmhouse finishes.
  • The main living space is a nice combination of living and dining area that are perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.
  • Spacious family room/den has a cozy fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and gorgeous wood detail.
  • Gleaming hardwood floors are carried throughout.
  • Master bedroom boasts a large closet and private half bathroom.
  • Additional bedrooms are well sized and bright.
  • Spacious laundry room provides additional storage.
  • Large deck is ideal for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. It leads out to a fully fenced backyard with fire pit and storage shed.
  • One car carport.
  • Wonderful location convenient to interstates, restaurants, and shopping.
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Just Listed :: Beautiful Traditional in Vinings Place!

Friday, July 8th, 2016

5625 Vinings Place Trail Flyer front5625 Vinings Place Trail Flyer back

Welcome Home! Located in one of Mableton’s most popular swim/tennis neighborhoods, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to I-285 and I-75 makes this home convenient to and from any direction. You’ll also have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well loved destination. You will certainly enjoy being only a short drive from several area parks, the 61-mile long Silver Comet Trail, and the new SunTrust Field (future home of the Atlanta Braves)!

Features:

  • Kitchen features tons of cabinet space, granite counters, recessed lighting, spacious pantry, breakfast bar, and breakfast area with bay window.
  • Amazing keeping room off kitchen has an exposed beam ceiling and fireplace with stacked stone surround.
  • Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.
  • Spacious family room has a cozy fireplace and vaulted ceiling.
  • Master on main is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, oversized walk-in closet, and dual sided fireplace.
  • Spa-like master bathroom has a double vanity, large tub, and separate  shower.
  • Additional bedrooms are well sized and bright including a second master bedroom upstairs.
  • Large bonus room/4th bedroom could also be used as a playroom, media room, or home office.
  • Great outdoor space includes a patio overlooking the flat, fenced backyard.
  • Wonderful neighborhood amenities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, and playground.
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Beat the Atlanta Heat

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

SunCongratulations! If you are reading this, then you have successfully NOT melted from the blazing Atlanta temperatures that have come about the past few weeks. Summer is here and it is a hot one. Let us help you find some fun activities around town, so that you can avoid pooling into a puddle like a stick of butter left in the microwave for too long.

  1. Centennial Olympic Park’s Fountain of Rings:    One of Atlanta’s most iconic fountains. The fountain runs 4 times a day at 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 and 9:00 365 days a year. Music plays while the fountains shoot water from the ground and kids splash around with their friends. You can even go on their website and see what playlist they’ll be jamming to at each time. Oh, and don’t forget your sunscreen. http://www.centennialpark.com/index.php/things-to-do/fountain-of-rings
  2. College Football Hall of Fame:    If you haven’t been, can you really say you live in the south? Upon entering you are given an interactive badge. You are directed to a kiosk where you enter your information and pick your favorite college football team. While touring the facility, different exhibits will recognize your badge and which team you cheer for. You can head to the field and kick field goals, sit in a booth and announce some of college football’s greatest plays, get in front of the camera and do your best Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit, and the list goes on. If you aren’t a big football fan, no worries. There is a Chick-Fil-A attached to the building…and who doesn’t love CFA?
  3. Porsche Experience Center:    Ever wanted to feed your inner Ricky Bobby? Head south towards the airport to Porsche’s new facility where you can drive laps (very fast) around their 1.6 mile course, ride wildly with a professional driver, take an off-road trip in the Porsche Cayenne and anything else that will fuel your need for speed. Make a day of it and enjoy lunch at their on-site restaurant. https://www.porschedriving.com/experiences/driving-experiences

These are just a few of the MANY exciting things our great city has to offer. Whether you want to be inside or outside on the warm, sunny days, Atlanta has it all!

Written by Shiloh Sadoti, Buyer Specialist, The Peters Company

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Summer Family Fun :: Best Atlanta Area Memberships

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016


Heather and ReidSchool is out for the summer and now many parents are trying to figure out how to keep their kids entertained for the next couple of months. Sure, there are the obvious options such as the neighborhood pool, going to the movie theater, bowling, etc., but how something a little more exciting that you could do as often as you like for one price? You should definitely check out some of the wonderful memberships available at many nearby Atlanta attractions. As a mom of two young children, here are a few of my favorites:

Zoo Atlanta– This is my absolute favorite membership. Maybe it’s because of all of the cute animals or maybe it brings up fond childhood memories, but either way I just love going with my family on an outing to the zoo. I also think that this is probably the best bang for your buck. It basically pays for itself in only one visit! Aside from looking at all of the awesome wildlife, the zoo also has a splash pad, train ride, carousel, and playground! Plenty of fun options for everyone! A zoo membership also gets you discounts on food and merchandise. More info here.

The Georgia Aquarium– Don’t want to be out in the Georgia heat? Then this is the one for you! Atlanta is home to the world’s largest aquarium- pretty cool! Not only do you get to see tons of awesome sea creatures, but this membership can also get you into some exciting behind the scenes activities. It may be a little pricier than other memberships and the parking certainly isn’t cheap, but it’s totally worth it! More info here.

Stone Mountain Park– For people who enjoy the outdoors (like my husband), this is the membership for you. An annual parking pass is only about $40 and grants you access to hike numerous trails, climb the mountain, or play on the main lawn. Plenty of activities to wear out the kiddos 🙂 You can also purchase a “Mountain Membership” which allows you to ride on the Scenic Railroad, take the cable cars up to the top of Stone Mountain, see a show at the 4-D theater, and so much more! Of course the laser show is always a big hit too! More info here.

These are just a few of the memberships available around Metro Atlanta. Other favorites include The Botanical Gardens, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and The Children’s Museum. As we always say, The Peters Company loves to live, work, and PLAY in Atlanta. Let us help you find some fun things to do this summer!

Written by Heather Thomas

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Weekend Adventures :: Escape the City

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Portrait of couple of hikers in the countryside at summer

Ready to escape the city for a quick get-away? If you live ITP (Inside the perimeter) you are so close to some of Georgia’s greatest hidden treasures. Why travel far when you can hop on 85 North and be at a bed and breakfast on lake lanier, wine tasting or hiking in the great Georgia Mountains? Only an hour away.

Adventure Seekers::

If you are itching to get out into nature and not sure where to go, here are some great options.

 

Rent a boat on Lake Lanier::

Did you know you can rent your own boat, jet ski etc? Click here for a great company I recommend. You can check out different restaurants along the lake and even stop by the Lake Lanier Water Park for the kids. My all time favorite restaurant is Fish Tails. They have a great patio overlooking the marina and live bands.

Go hiking, fishing, biking or camping::

There are so many options to explore here. I will name two of my favorite. Fort Yargo State Park is located in my hometown, Winder, Georgia. The park offers a 260 acre lake, over 20 miles of hiking, running and biking trails, disc golf, tennis courts, basketball courts and playgrounds. This is a great day trip or overnight camping trip. If you want to go even further north, check out Tallulah Gorge State Park. The gorge has six cascading falls that you can hike to.

Indoor Gold and Gem Mining::

On a rainy day, you can go gold panning, gemstone mining and take a tour of a mine. Great activity for the kids. They will have a great time finding treasures and learning. Check out Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega, GA.

Relaxing Weekend::

If you need a vacation and need to unwind, here are some relaxing and rejuvenating places to visit.

Wine Tasting and resort::

At Chateau Elan you can enjoy the spa, a round of golf, wine tasting and an amazing hotel. They offer a variety of dining options. They range from casual to intimate fine dining. My personal favorite is the spa. (Guys, if you are looking for a romantic getaway for your wife, this is the best option!)

Bed and Breakfast::

There are numerous options for Bed and Breakfast. A great website to use is BedandBreakfast.com. If you want to combine bed and breakfast near a winery, check out Wolf Mountain Vineyards and find a place in Dahlonega. Lake Lanier Islands also offers a variety of accommodations. They have a lodge, private villas, lake houses, and campgrounds. When looking for fun and unique places to stay, I personally use Airbnb.com.

Eat at the Dillard House::

If you are looking for comfort food, you have to check out the Dillard House. If you are looking for a family style lunch/dinner with generous portions of southern food, this is a must. This is an easy day trip. It is located very close to other wineries. They also offer accommodations.

As you can see, Georgia has several options so close to home. Please let me know if you ever have any questions at all or would like more recommendations for getaways in Northeast Georgia. Residing in the Northeast part of Atlanta, I can point you in the right direction. Give us a call at 404-419-3619!

Written by Amy Wade, Buyer Specialist, The Peters Company

 

 

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Dog Friendly Restaurants in Atlanta

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

BirdieWe recently welcomed a new addition to the Peters family, a 20 lb bird dog/beagle mix we rescued from our favorite animal rescue organization, Angels Among Us. We call her Byrdie because she reminds us of a bird dog and has shown tendencies to point at birds, mice, snakes, you name it. Although I really didn’t want a second puppy dog, Birdie has quickly become a formidable member of the fam.

Lesley and I work quite a bit so we end up going out to dinner a fair amount. Byrdie, like most puppies, suffers from a little separation anxiety. She hates it when we leave. Luckily in Atlanta, we have a host of great restaurants that we can take our four legged friends to.  Here are a few of our favorite outdoor dog friendly restaurant options in the metro Atlanta area:

 

Floataway Cafe -1123 Zonolite Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, US 30306, (404) 892-1414

The Floataway Cafe is one of the most expensive meals I’ve ever had in Atlanta. For a gourmet meal on the patio with your dog, you will be hard pressed to find finer dining than at Floataway. By the way, this is the sister restaurant to Bachanalia, which is widely considered the finest restaurant in the city.

4th and Swift – 621 N Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, US 30308, (678) 904-0160

This is a great Old 4th Ward “new American” foodie spot. Your dog will love the great heated patio and the amazing craft cocktails even better! Much like Floataway, you’re going to dine well here.

Neighbor’s Pub – 752-C N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, US 30306, (404) 872-5440

In my single days, this was the place to be in Virginia Highlands. Neighbor’s always has great, cold beer on tap with casual pub fare. Your dog belongs here with you, and they have one of the best patios in all of Atlanta.

Kaleidoscope – 1410 Dresden Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA, US 30319, (404) 474-9600

I can’t tell you about my favorites without mentioning K-Pub. This is our family’s go-to spot for a great, casual dinner in our own Brookhaven neighborhood.  We walk here, and they have a killer patio. Your pup will have lots of friends here.

If you are dog folks like us, you can rest easy in Atlanta and have fun with your pet as well as enjoy some of the best food around! The Peters Company wants to help you and your furry friend find a home so give us a call today at 404-419-3619.

Written by Andy Peters

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Is Atlanta A Fit City?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Tpicture of a fitness classIn a 2015 study by the ACSM American Fitness Index, Atlanta (and surrounding areas) ranked 14th out of 50 cities. Not too shabby! Some of the areas we excelled in were: more park playgrounds, golf courses, recreation centers, swimming pools and tennis courts per capita.  We do, however, have some room for improvement. Atlanta has a high percentage of obese people, lower levels of physical education classes offered, and a lower percentage of people meeting the CDC aerobic activity guidelines.

With 2016 almost half over, how are your “New Year’s Resolutions” coming? If fitness was one of your goals (like mine!) you might find yourself starting to slack on your goals or maybe you gave up a long time ago! I urge you to not give up so easily! Re-energize and refresh your workouts by trying something new.

Yoga :: If you have never tried yoga or maybe gave it a ½ effort try one time, go give it another try. Not only is yoga good for the physical body, it can help you mentally and emotionally as well. Infinity Yoga has studios in Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and now in Old 4th Ward and offers a new student special of 30 days for $30.  You can’t beat it.

Crossfit :: I understand that many people are afraid of crossfit and I’ll agree it’s not for everyone. But everyone can do it. Finding a crossfit gym that suits you, is just like shopping for a new car.  You must test drive them.  Not every gym is the same and you just have to find the one that feels right for you.  The workouts can all be scaled to everyone’s fitness levels, ensuring you are getting a great workout, but not over doing it.  With workouts always changing in/out aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, cardio, and plyometrics, I promise you’ll never get bored! Most crossfit gyms will allow you to try a class for free, but call to double check before you go.  For more information about crossfit and a full list of Atlanta area gyms, click

Running :: Running isn’t my favorite thing, so I run “intervals”. Intervals are periods of time or distances that are ran faster (sprint) and then you return to your normal running pace.  You repeat this throughout your entire run.  I often change my intervals to keep them exciting.  For example: If I was running on the treadmill, I might run 3 min at a normal pace, then sprint for 1 min and repeat.  Or I might run a specific distance at speed 5, then speed 6, then speed 7, back to speed 5 and repeat.  Before you know it, your 3 miles (or whatever you’re running that day!) will be over! Looking for friends to run with? Check out The Atlanta Track Club.

If you’re looking for an area of town to live in that makes being fit and healthy super easy, call The Peters Company today at 404-419-3619.

Written by Katelyn Sheffield, The Peters Company Transaction Coordinator

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Just Listed :: Gorgeous Traditional in Rose Arbor Neighborhood!

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in the popular Rose Arbor neighborhood, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. Easy access to I-85, I-285, and Chamblee Tucker Road makes virtually all commutes a breeze.  You’ll also enjoy having many restaurants and shopping spots  nearby!

Features:
-Updated kitchen features ample cabinet space, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, glass tile backsplash, island with breakfast bar, pantry, and breakfast area.
-Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings,
-Spacious family room boasts a cozy fireplace and tons of natural light.
-Formal living room provides additional living space.
-Master suite is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, sitting area with fireplace, and large walk-in closet.
-Spa-like master bathroom with marble detail features dual vanities, jetted tub, and separate shower.
-Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright and share a  wonderful hall bathroom with double vanity.
-Flex space and loft/bonus room upstairs provide tons of extra living and lounging space and would be great for a playroom, media room, or home office.
-Laundry room is conveniently located upstairs.
-Two car garage easily fits vehicles with extra space for storage.
-A large patio is perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. It leads out to a huge, fully fenced backyard.
-Convenient location close to interstates, shopping, and restaurants.
-Access to membership at swim/tennis club in nearby neighborhood with lots of fun activities throughout the year.

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Just Listed :: Beautiful Newer Construction in Cumming!

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac street in the popular Hunters Walk swim/tennis neighborhood, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to GA400, Peachtree Parkway, and Highway 20 makes it convenient to and from any direction. Being in this popular area of Cumming also means you can enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots!

Features:
-Spacious kitchen features ample cabinet space, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, pantry, and breakfast area.
-Family room boasts plenty of natural light and a cozy fireplace.
-Formal dining room with coffered ceiling is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.
-Formal living room is wonderful additional living space.
-Main level bedroom and full bathroom are ideal for guests.
-Oversized master suite is a true retreat including a vaulted ceiling, sitting area with fireplace, and dual walk-in closets.
-Spa-like master bathroom features a double vanity, garden tub, and separate shower.
-Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.
-Two car garage easily fits vehicles with extra storage space.
-A patio leads out to a flat, usable backyard and is perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.
-Wonderful neighborhood amenities include a well-maintained swimming pool, tennis courts, and nature trails.

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Just Listed :: Spacious Townhome in Vinings Forest!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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Welcome home! Vinings Forest is a wonderful community in the incredibly popular and fast growing Smyrna/Vinings area of Cobb County. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character of this townhome will never go out of style. The close proximity to I-285 and I-75 makes this property convenient to and from any direction. You’ll also have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well-loved destination. You will certainly enjoy being only minutes from Smyrna Market Village, Vinings shopping, several city parks, and SunTrust Field (future home of the Braves).

Features:

· Kitchen features ample cabinet and counter space, pantry, and breakfast bar.

· The spacious living room boasts a cozy gas fireplace and plenty of natural light.

· The separate dining area is perfect for entertaining guests or casual meals at home.

· The master suite is a true retreat including a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and master bathroom with a double vanity and soaking tub

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright with generous closet space.

· Laundry is conveniently located in the unit.

· The covered balcony is ideal for outdoor enjoyment.

· Two car garage easily fits vehicles with extra storage space.

· Wonderful amenities include gated access and a well-maintained pool.

· Great location close to interstates, shopping, and restaurants!

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